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NextCare Urgent Care, Unser

NextCare Urgent Care

4.6(3.1k reviews)
1800 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871201800 Unser Blvd NW
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Unser

NextCare Urgent Care

4.6(3.1k reviews)
1800 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871201800 Unser Blvd NW
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Rio Rancho

NextCare Urgent Care

4.56(5.9k reviews)
1630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871241630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The wait time was long but that’s to be expected. Everyone was friendly and efficient.
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Walmart, Supercenter

Walmart

2701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871072701 Carlisle Blvd NE
OpenTue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

3.67(9 reviews)
4340 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871104340 San Mateo Blvd NE
OpenTue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Excellent care. Always friendly and polite. Michael the NP was professional and quick.
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Lovelace Medical Center

Lovelace Medical Center

601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE
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Labcorp

Labcorp

3901 Georgia St NE, Albuquerque, NM 871103901 Georgia St NE
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

9640 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871129640 Menaul Blvd NE
OpenTue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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New Mexico Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic

New Mexico Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic

3111 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871113111 Eubank Blvd NE
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

4201 Montano Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871204201 Montano Rd NW
OpenTue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mobile Collection Solutions & Logistics

Mobile Collection Solutions & Logistics

2929 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871202929 Coors Blvd NW
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Albuquerque Urgent Care Walk-In - Clinic

Albuquerque Urgent Care Walk-In - Clinic

4.0(4 reviews)
5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871115850 Eubank Blvd NE
OpenTue 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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I am so sick. Went here and was given excellent care. The nurse was excellent and the nurse practitioner was knowledgeable, kind, and humorous. I needed that! I’ve got the bad flu and they put me on fluids. I feel better.
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Duke City Urgent Care

Duke City Urgent Care

4.15(65 reviews)
11601 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 8711111601 Montgomery Blvd NE
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I called back trying to see if I could have that doctor be my primary care doctor because the care was so great.
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Walmart Pharmacy, Supercenter

Walmart Pharmacy

8511 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871148511 Golf Course Rd NW
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

3821 Ellison Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 871143821 Ellison Dr NW
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1001 NM-528, Rio Rancho, NM 871241001 NM-528
OpenTue 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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NMDOH NW Region - Belen Public Health Office - Valencia County

NMDOH NW Region - Belen Public Health Office - Valencia County

617 Becker Ave, Belen, NM 87002617 Becker Ave
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Latest COVID Testing updates

Jun 15, 2022
COVID vaccines for kids under 5 move closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted unanimously to recommend Moderna and Pfizer’s shots for use in infants through toddlers. The FDA will likely accept the recommendation and authorize the shots this week.(CNBC)
Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost?

    COVID testing can be free in many circumstances. As part of their response to the epidemic, many New Mexico health departments continue to provide free testing to community citizens. In some situations, commercially insured patients, as well as those on Medicare or Medicaid, may be able to get testing for free or for a small office visit fee. COVID tests can cost anything from $50 to $150 each test for cash-paying individuals or those who require speedy answers in under an hour. It's best to call your doctor before getting tested so you can get a better idea of how much the test will cost.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing?

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which covers testing for people without health insurance, makes COVID testing free nationwide. Check with your local New Mexico health department for details since they are usually an excellent source of free COVID tests, or can at least lead you in the proper way. You can also ask your health care practitioner for a recommendation for a free COVID test location.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in New Mexico?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near New Mexico including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in New Mexico?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many New Mexico-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in New Mexico?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in New Mexico are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, scientists feel you should be checked if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, especially if you are suffering cold or flu symptoms that are usually associated with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    A COVID test is quick. A nasal swab is used for the majority of tests, and it takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. This means you might be in and out of the testing center in as little as 10-15 minutes, depending on where you obtain your COVID test. Testing sites may be busier than usual during popular seasons, especially around holidays, and wait times may be higher.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results?

    Most labs are sending out COVID test results via molecular (PCR) within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid tests are processed on-site and can provide findings in less than an hour, sometimes as quickly as 15 minutes.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

Recent COVID Testing Reviews (20)

I recommend the management of the location install plexiglass shields for the receptionists, I was very surprised that people coming in to get Covid tests are very close to the receptionist and the only precautions are masks when Additional measures can easily be implemented to protect the staff. There was not a lot of information on the cost of the appointment the details of my appointments or anything to take with me at the end of the appointment, it was all verbal and online so I was unsure what test I was actually getting and the cost. I also recommend the management review the process for getting information from the patient I filled out quite a bit online about my history and symptoms however, I was also asked in the room some of the same questions by two different individuals. Other than those recommendations everything was excellent and the staff were very friendly and fast.

- Verified patient on 10/13

We had gotten back from a trip across the country and self quarantined for several days. When the covid test was scheduled we were only able to schedule our daughter on Thursday, October 8, *** because all the appointment slots were booked up. My wife and I were with her in hope that they could squeeze us all in. That was exactly what they did, saving us all an extra day of waiting for the results. The entire staff was very kind to us and made us feel very comfortable!

- Verified patient on 10/9

I came in for a Covid test and thought that after having Covid-19 for about 2 weeks I thought the doctor would listen to my lungs and heart at least all they did was check my blood pressure and no weight gotten. I told him I had copd so thought he would listen to my lungs but didn’t. I did wait a little longer than I thought I should but they are short staffed. All in all it was good experience. I booked on line.

- Verified patient on 12/7

Although it was a wait time of two hours, I can totally understand it due to the increased need for Covid testing. I also was fortunate enough to live only five minutes from the facility and they agreed that I could leave and come back. If I had to wait there two hours it would’ve been pretty uncomfortable. The staff was very friendly and efficient and I would not hesitate to go back for a different problem. Great job team!

- Verified patient on 10/21

The wait time was very disappointing, Because... When I set up my initial appointment on line, I was never informed that I could still have a two hour wait. Also, my initial appointment was postponed and rescheduled only to find out that I could still have an hour wait. I think the potential wait time could have been a reason "not" to utilize NextCare U.R. fir my Covid test. Respectfully.... A.A.C. .

- Verified patient on 8/7

The whole experience to get a Covid test was 3 hours. At least half of that was outside in the cold. I kept thinking about all those people who were really sick with covert standing there in the cold. O I recommend a faster check in process so people can go right away and sit in their cars to wait for a call.

- Verified patient on 11/19

I came in very last minute to get a walk-in COVID test. The staff was very friendly and patient. I appreciate that they allowed me to get a test even though they were nearing closing time. I would definitely come here again and recommend this place to friends, family, and coworkers.

- Verified patient on 10/1

Could do better about explaining some requirements for covid testing specially for those who do not speak English. Follow the waiting line as people get there and not skip you a few times. Staff needs to be a bit more friendly.

- Verified patient on 11/24

I went to use restroom and there was no soap in the dispenser. I was broken. I was also seen for a covid test. Would prefer the rapid test. People don't like to wait to know if they have covid.

- Verified patient on 9/15

The ladies at the front desk were phenomenal there were 20 walk ins within 20 min. GREAT customer service with minimal wait time especially considering Covid testing. Friendly caring and courteous. Thank you to the ENTIRE STAFF....

- Verified patient on 7/8

The staff I met during my appointment were awesome. The person I spoke to over the phone was not there that day, she is rude. My five stars are for the day I had my Covid test.

- Verified patient on 11/17

I was there in August for my Covid test and again this morning, this is a clean place, friendly staff and yes I would recommend to my family and friends. Thank you for your services.

- Verified patient on 9/20

We had to a wait a while but that is completely understandable! We appreciate it and they communicated the whole process to get the covid testing. I’m thankful for them! They were wonderful!

- Verified patient on 5/18

I was so grateful to be able to find a walk-in COVID testing site! The wait was manageable and the nurse administering was exceptional with her sincere calm and compassion. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 9/30

Every single person treated me with kindness and compassion. I was very nervous for my Covid test and they made me feel comfortable. Also it didn’t hurt like everyone has said!

- Verified patient on 11/9

I needed a Covid test and I just walked in filled out paperwork, spoke with a nurse who took information and then another nurse took my test and I was done

- Verified patient on 10/20

I went to get a covid test and it was a good (or as good as getting a covid rest can be) experience. The staff was very nice and helpful.

- Verified patient on 7/11

Checked in at 1:22 for a 1:30 appointment. Did not get seen until 4. This appointment was for a covid test. Was told it would only take a few minutes.

- Verified patient on 8/24

Visiting from out of state and needed a COVID test while visiting family. This was a good experience. Not crowded, sufficient 6 ft seating. Very clean. Staff friendly and helpful.

- Verified patient on 9/21

Waited due to Covid-19 testing, not to bad. Staff was great, friendly and organized. I would go back again even if it wasnt for a Covid test. Thank you

- Verified patient on 11/20

About COVID Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

Molecular vs Antigen Tests

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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